squints in the sun. He stands before a massive castle in Ghana, a vast structure made of rough pearly stone, and talks about how this is the location from which millions of African slaves were shipped to the West. Soon after, you’re flown over Jamaica’s verdant hills, looking down on clouds and a smattering of buildings in the distance. You hear an old woman sing a children’s song, a woman you later find out is Bob Marley’s first teacher, and the tune, apparently, a favorite of the musician’s as a child. Moments later, director Kevin Macdonald drops the viewer into his subject’s world, gathering every detail he can muster to weave the story of one influential man’s life.